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Comment: Re:The Article Is Right... And Wrong (Score 1) 444

by Front Line Assembly (#31648372) Attached to: Why Some Devs Can't Wait For NoSQL To Die

It should probably be called NoMysql instead of NoSQL...

Here are some good posts. Seems NoSQL is just the new xml. Sure, great for some things, but not really worth the hype...

http://www.yafla.com/dforbes/Responding_to_Joe_Stump_on_the_NoSQL_Debate/
http://www.yafla.com/dforbes/Getting_Real_about_NoSQL_and_the_SQL_Isnt_Scalable_Lie/
http://www.yafla.com/dforbes/Getting_Real_about_NoSQL_and_the_SQL_Performance_Lie/

Comment: Bing is ok (Score 1) 406

by Front Line Assembly (#30782648) Attached to: Bing Gaining Market Share Faster

I see no problem with bing, it is actually quite good.
Used it because it was the default in windows 7 at least.

Bing maps also was much better for my town (the aerial views). They apparently used Navtec data which was superior to googles blurry views.

Luckily it's easy to use whatever search engine you like, no costs in changing between them or using both or whatever.

I normally use Google because bing search doesn't offer anything better, just out of habit I guess.

Comment: Re:Do not want!! (Score 1) 183

by Front Line Assembly (#28996357) Attached to: Sony Producing New PS3 Hardware, Slim Appears Likely

Speaking of Forza 2. It's a great game but the physics seem a little lacking with some cars. They just skid all over the place like on ice. Even with traction control etc. Anybody can explain this?
I doubt Forza 3 will correct this, they seem to have concentrated on graphics and track/car amounts.
Don't get me wrong, still a great game.

Comment: Re:Mind the gap! (Score 1) 642

by Front Line Assembly (#28899649) Attached to: Fewer Than 10 ET Civilizations In Our Galaxy?

Yes well if you believe exponential growth is sustainable for ever...
By the time we have the technology and will to colonize multiple planets the people will have "degenerated" to the western breeding rate and the birthrate will be negative.
I don' think anybody would care to ship of the starving masses of the world to other planets, they can continue to die where they are doing it today.

Comment: Re:Video support seems excellent (Score 2, Interesting) 436

by Front Line Assembly (#28530405) Attached to: Firefox 3.5 Reviewed; Draws Praise For HTML5, Speed

A quick addition: Right clicking on the video offers a link "save video". How neat is that?
I know again that companies DRM-crap and 100+ years copyrighted PROPERTY won't be pleased with this, but so what. Youtube, vimeo et.al. are full of amateur videos etc that would benefit from this.
And again from a users perspective this option is a godsend. Shame that the copyright-craze has gone too far :(

Comment: Video support seems excellent (Score 1) 436

by Front Line Assembly (#28530339) Attached to: Firefox 3.5 Reviewed; Draws Praise For HTML5, Speed

Just tested firefox 3.5 (or actually started using), and the video mode seems excellent.
No flash or anything else and seems to work splendidly. I can't imagine why anybody would be against this (I mean users, I know several companies that of course oppose anything they can't control).

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+ - Time travel barriers overcome...->

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Samarian Hillbilly writes "Israeli physicist Amos Ori claims to have overcome many of the theoretical obstacles to time travel. He claims that a space-time warp could "evolve" on it's own with a little bit of a "push". Caveats, travel would only be possible between times that have developed this technology and implemented the infrastructure.
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/532037/"

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+ - Facist America in 10 Easy Steps

Submitted by zyl0x
zyl0x (987342) writes "What would you do if your country was secretly being turned into a fascist regime? An article at The Guardian outlines the 10 steps taken by all fascist countries to rob their citizen's of freedom. Apparently, we're already at step 8. How far will they have to go before we start standing up for ourselves? Or is it too late?
From the article:

It is very difficult and arduous to create and sustain a democracy — but history shows that closing one down is much simpler. You simply have to be willing to take the 10 steps. As difficult as this is to contemplate, it is clear, if you are willing to look, that each of these 10 steps has already been initiated today in the United States by the Bush administration.
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